Where is that elusive fountain of youth? It seems that most people I talk to are looking for that fountain in a bottle that promises to erase fine lines and wrinkles. They want something they can apply to their skin and then watch the fine lines and wrinkles vanish before their eyes.
I must admit, I have done my fair share of running after the latest and greatest product that promised to give me the skin that I desperately wanted! I can tell you that I wasted a lot of money on those empty promises.
Healthy skin is a lifestyle which begins with nourishing your skin from the inside out. I realized that when I stopped fighting against my body and learned to work with it, I began to see true results. I developed a lifestyle that gave my body what it needed and my body responded by giving me what I wanted – healthier, more beautiful skin!
When we focus on giving our bodies what they need, the response is health, vitality and beauty. Let’s take a step back and look at what happens on the cellular level. At the most basic level, each cell of our body needs nutrients and the ability to rid itself of waste.
The cell wall is made up of a semi-permeable, lipid-protein bi-layer. Keeping the cell wall healthy is what will allow the nutrients in and allow waste to be eliminated.
Your skin tends to be a direct reflection of what is going on inside of your body. How do we get that healthy, glowing skin? By taking care of our cells.
After making the adjustments to my diet, I focused on whether my skincare regimen was helping or hurting me. I was appalled to find out that most products on the market contain carcinogenic chemicals! How could those products ever enhance my skin in the long term?
I also realized that I was spending considerable amounts of money for products that came with empty promises and detrimental side effects. I definitely do not want to be a pawn in the game the beauty industry is playing with my health.
It takes about 26 seconds for a product that is applied to your skin to be absorbed into your bloodstream! Take a peek at the ingredient list and see if you would want to consume any of them. My guess is no!
Here’s to developing some healthy new habits and nourishing your skin from the inside as well as on the outside!
Nikki Stewart is an attorney, health educator, food advocate, certified yoga instructor and mother of two. She is passionate about health and food, and is an advocate of letting your food be your medicine. She has taken the David Wolfe Raw Food Course from BodyMind Institute, and received the course certification. In addition, she has completed the Elite Sports Nutrition Course from the Matthew Kenney Culinary Institute. Nikki has also written a book, "The Anti-Aging Body: 60 Days to a Sexier, Younger, Healthier New You!" which is available on Amazon.com. She has created an online course for those interested in learning how to remain youthful and sexy. You can find the course, The Sexy Anti-Aging Life, at YouWillChangeTheWorld.com. Nikki is also available for speaking engagements. Check out her website at: Nikki-Stewart.com.
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